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False Button weed

Scientific name of False Button weed: Spermococe hispida

Name of False Button weed in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vasuka, Thilapushpi

Malayalam: Tharthaval താർതാവൽ Nathachoori നത്തച്ചൂരി, Kudalchurukki - കുടല്ച്ചുരുക്കി

Plant description:

False Button weed (Spermococe Hispida) is herbs, erect, grows to 30cm to 50 cm long, commonly in the wasteland, plane areas and roadsides, leaves are simple, oblong, elliptic, acute at the end, size 1 to 2cm long and 0.8 to 1.5 cm broad. The stem is dark bluish, hispid. Flowers are small, white and in clustered in leaf axils, flowering and fruiting May to August.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated
 oblong-ovate  Margin_Entire  Arcuated

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Weakness, Stomach pain, indigestion, colitis.

How to prepare medicines:

One of the ingredients in MurivennaThailam

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